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« Reply #3420 on: Oct 12th, 2008, 10:33pm »

on Oct 12th, 2008, 4:22pm, Chessman wrote:
I notice, weekend break or not, you've got seemingly constant access to the internet there. Just like home from home really.
Maybe you should get the rest of The Phantoms over there and give an impromptu concert for the locals.
It would be a busman's holiday for you. (Or a Novman's holiday, in your case.)
Hope you're spreading the word about TFK while you're there mate. wink

Definitely spreading the TFK gospel wink

Check out Dave's piks in the Calprog thread wink

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« Reply #3421 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 6:43pm »

I think TFK are one of the most photogenic bands around. And there are plenty of photos of them out there to enjoy, most of them excellent quality too.
Remember those offers in the old music magazines and papers of so many 'glossy concert photos' of your favourite bands for a certain price?
Well, TFK would clear up in that department these days, methinks.

A great TFK slogan could be:

They look great, they sound great, they taste great - why should discerning music fans wait any longer? When you've got The Flower Kings you don't need anything stronger!

Just a thought.... embarassed

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« Reply #3422 on: Oct 13th, 2008, 7:19pm »

on Oct 13th, 2008, 6:43pm, Chessman wrote:
I think TFK are one of the most photogenic bands around. And there are plenty of photos of them out there to enjoy, most of them excellent quality too.
Remember those offers in the old music magazines and papers of so many 'glossy concert photos' of your favourite bands for a certain price?
Well, TFK would clear up in that department these days, methinks.

A great TFK slogan could be:

They look great, they sound great, they taste great - why should discerning music fans wait any longer? When you've got The Flower Kings you don't need anything stronger!

Just a thought.... embarassed

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If you order now, we'll send you 10 Flower Kings for the price of 5, that's twice as many Flower Kings for your money. And we don't stop there....If you order now, you'll not only get the amazing deal mentioned above, but we'll send you a pair of Hasse Froberg 3D glasses especially made for Hasse by some old guy who lives in France. Don't delay........order yours now!
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« Reply #3423 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 4:33pm »

on Oct 13th, 2008, 7:19pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
If you order now, we'll send you 10 Flower Kings for the price of 5, that's twice as many Flower Kings for your money. And we don't stop there....If you order now, you'll not only get the amazing deal mentioned above, but we'll send you a pair of Hasse Froberg 3D glasses especially made for Hasse by some old guy who lives in France. Don't delay........order yours now!


Extra special offer - if you order before 25th October, we'll send you, absolutely free, with no obligation, a stunning replica of the famous Reingold furry white hat*, yours to keep whether you decide to order more pictures or not.
Don't delay, act today, let The Flower Kings drive the blues away!

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« Reply #3424 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 5:06pm »

on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:33pm, Chessman wrote:
Extra special offer - if you order before 25th October, we'll send you, absolutely free, with no obligation, a stunning replica of the famous Reingold furry white hat*, yours to keep whether you decide to order more pictures or not.
Don't delay, act today, let The Flower Kings drive the blues away!

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TESTIMONIAL - Well, I ordered mine, but they only sent me one Bodin and three Stolts. So, I'm going to return one Stolt and hope that they can get me another Bodin, or maybe exchange my Stolt for another furry white hat. The hat they sent me is a little small, but then I have a big head......at least that's what my wife tells me rolleyes tongue wink
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« Reply #3425 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 9:26pm »

As Dave knows, I managed to buy "The Swedish Family" album at Calprog (for only $16 smiley)

I've been playing it in the car all week and I love it. What a great hammond sound on there and wonderful playing from all involved. It's kinda quirky but beautiful.

(I've just noticed that I've started using "kinda" since I've been in the States grin)

By the way Dave, have you played that CD samper that we got at Calprog? I've played it a couple of times and think it's kinda (there I go again!) 3rd rate Yes. I mean, they are much better musicians than I will ever be but it just didn't do much for me. What about you?

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« Reply #3426 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 9:42pm »

on Oct 15th, 2008, 9:26pm, Nov wrote:
As Dave knows, I managed to buy "The Swedish Family" album at Calprog (for only $16 smiley)

I've been playing it in the car all week and I love it. What a great hammond sound on there and wonderful playing from all involved. It's kinda quirky but beautiful.

(I've just noticed that I've started using "kinda" since I've been in the States grin)

By the way Dave, have you played that CD samper that we got at Calprog? I've played it a couple of times and think it's kinda (there I go again!) 3rd rate Yes. I mean, they are much better musicians than I will ever be but it just didn't do much for me. What about you?



Hi Nov, glad you're digging the Swedish Family vibes. It's a great album. I played it the day after CalProg. It's amazing how Tomas was able to bring the whole 70s prog feel together with traditional Swedish folk music. If anyone could do it, it would be Tomas. I also love Roine's contributions on guitar and bass.

As for the CD sampler we got for free at CalProg, I've listened to it a couple of times. I agree with you about it being third rate. I do believe, though, that with the right producer they could put out something much better. There are parts of each song that I do like.

I guess you'll be leaving the Golden State in a couple of days. We're gonna "kinda" miss you, my friend. Next time you're out this way, you know that you're welcome to stay here.....anytime wink It was great to meet you, and very happy that we were able to go hear those bands together last Saturday. Let's hope Jim is able to get TFK and some other great bands in 2009!

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« Reply #3427 on: Oct 15th, 2008, 9:46pm »

Here's a very recent interview with Roine.

He was interviewed by Felicity who runs the "Progressive Girls" Myspace site and I hope she doesn't mind me reproducing it here for you.

Note that he's currently working on FOUR projects shocked


Interview with Roine Stolt - 10/10/08!!

We are very privileged to have an interview with the great musician and composer Roine Stolt! He is probably best known for his work with the hugely talented group The Flower Kings, and he has worked with many other fantastic prog musicians on projects such as Transatlantic, The Tangent and Kaipa.


What made you start a career in music?

ROINE : I was just very much interested and loved music since being a kid and by the time I bought my first albums I really got into a bit more complicated or eclectic stuff. Procol Harum,Vanilla Fudge,Hendrix,Zappa,The Doors and some jazz.
Also I was hooked on electric guitars, I loved them and later the hammond organ,something just sucked me into the music scene and I've never had a regret since.


Why did you choose prog?

ROINE: I leaned towards prog much because I loved The Beatles around "Strawberry Fields", "I am the Walrus" and it had a psychedelic twist and some really cool sounds and weird harmonies.
I wasn't much into metal except for Deep Purple,Hendrix and a bit of Led Zeppelin,never liked Black Sabbath much and never liked Iron Maiden,Judas Priest etc . and frankly I don't care much for Prog-metal these days either.
But I also am very much a bluesguitarist at heart and both a big fan of jazz and classical/opera.


What news for any new albums/tours?

ROINE: New albums . hmm, I probably come across as slightly insane but I work at the present on 4 different solo/ project albums, it will include some
new cool collaborations. I'll tell you more later.
Besides it wouldn't make much sense talking about songs no one have heard except me and my collaborators....but I sense some new interesting things besides TFK.


How do you come up with your ideas?

ROINE: I have no idea .....I just work hard,many days,many hours and also have a vivid imagination.
I hear music in my head. I have a good discipline and get lots of my ideas realized mainly because it is my job to do so but also for the love of music and creating art.


What/Who are your major influences?

ROINE: Oh maybe too many to mention......as for music, The Beatles,Pink Floyd,Frank Zappa,Claude Debussy,George Gershwin,U2,
Pat Metheny,Igor Stavinskji,Jon Anderson,Burt Bacharach,Miles Davis,Joni Mitchell.
From other sources Tim Burton,Vincent Van Gogh,Salvador Dali,Steven Spielberg, Gaudi,Gandi,Jesus.
My kids , traveling seeing new places and meeting new people ......I dream music .


Who are your favourite musicians and albums to listen to?

ROINE: Oh it changes over time,Joni Mitchell-Travelogue,Elvis Costello&Burt Bacharach-from Memory, Beatles-white Album,U2 -how to dismantle an Atomic Bomb,Yes-Topographic Oceans anything by Claude Debussy.


What part of being a musician is the most fun?

ROINE: the freedom to create new music and also to play music live and get a chance to travel around the globe seeing and meeting new people .
Also the friendship and the bonds you create being in a band,it's like a family,sometimes a bit dysfunctional, but still a family .


Who is your best friend in music, and with whom would you like to play (again)?

ROINE: best friend......eh,my alter ego who create those fab tunes,,,no , well I can't say .
I'd like to play again with Pat Mastelotto ,that was fun and my drum buddy Morgan Ågren and the guys from Transatlantic of course.
Of the people I haven't played with yet ,I'd like to do something with Joni Mitchell,Peter Gabriel,Bono or Jon Anderson. ...
and Paul McCartney of course.


If you weren't a musician, what career would you have chosen?

ROINE: Boxing ....... no probably painting or architecture or making film, I love movies , I almost watch one new film every evening,it's like a ritual .


What is the funniest/most embarrassing thing that has ever happened in your musical career?

ROINE: don't remember,never been that embarassed.......but had plenty of fun,too much to mention .


How has your music evolved over the years? Which direction is your music moving in now?

ROINE: I'd like to think that I've matured a bit,but cannot say what direction I'm going I hope new adventurous things lies ahead.
I always try to to find small new twists and turns,small steps into a more disharmonic field or with polyrhythms I try to surprise myself and the fans
likewise.


What are your views on prog/prog metal being largely a male dominated genre?

ROINE : that's sad , I really like to see more women in prog and also more at the concerts,the guys are a bit stiff or sometimes boring cause they
hide feelings better than girls. (besides they're ugly bastards .....no just joking , I love them all)
If there would be more women who played and who came to progshowes I'm shure there would be more guys coming too.....cause they wanna see the girls........that's life.....everyone is looking for love ,so why not at a progconcert.


Is there anything that you would like to shamelessly plug?

ROINE : Yes a band called Flower Kings !!!........ besides that I don't have much ready that I'd like to plug ,but I work on 4 different projects .....
all of them very cool actually .


Thank you so very much Roine, I really appreciate you taking the time to do this!

ROINE : You're welcome.!


Again, big thanks to Roine for being so kind as to take the time to be interviewed! Please check out the links to Roine's Myspace page, The Flower Kings Myspace and Official website!

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on Oct 15th, 2008, 9:42pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I guess you'll be leaving the Golden State in a couple of days. We're gonna "kinda" miss you, my friend. Next time you're out this way, you know that you're welcome to stay here.....anytime wink It was great to meet you, and very happy that we were able to go hear those bands together last Saturday. Let's hope Jim is able to get TFK and some other great bands in 2009!

I fly out early Friday evening Dave. It's been quite a trip but I'm kinda ( wink) ready to get home and see the family now.

Thanks for the invitation and I hope we can take you up on it someday. Likewise when you get over to the UK. I'd introduce you to all the UK forum gang over there and you'll have to coincide it with Flower Kings AND Phantoms gigs wink grin

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« Reply #3429 on: Oct 16th, 2008, 10:09am »

Very cool interview with Roine! He's one of a kind, for sure. Nice that he mentions Jesus as one of his major influences. That's a big plus for me smiley

I wonder what his four current projects are? Hmmm.... I suppose we'll just have to wait and see rolleyes

It's a dream of mine to be able to have the time and money to make a trip to jolly old England. Maybe someday soon Kitty and I will be able to travel over there laugh I'd love to meet the UK forum gang wink


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« Reply #3430 on: Oct 16th, 2008, 6:14pm »

Great interview that Nov, thanks for posting it.
Roine sounds as interesting and mysterious as ever.
I too would like to see more girls in the prog music scene, either as spectators or as musicians.
(I've said this before, but I'd love to see a female Stolt, Gilmour or Hackett. Why no girl guitarists in this field?)

Have a safe trip back home mate; the time will soon fly if you have your ipod on with a couple of Flower Kings albums caressing your ears. wink
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on Oct 16th, 2008, 10:09am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Very cool interview with Roine! He's one of a kind, for sure. Nice that he mentions Jesus as one of his major influences. That's a big plus for me smiley

Ditto wink


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It's a dream of mine to be able to have the time and money to make a trip to jolly old England. Maybe someday soon Kitty and I will be able to travel over there laugh I'd love to meet the UK forum gang wink

You'll have to pay a visit to the old ancestral city of Birmingham........

.......just don't expect too much wink grin

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on Oct 16th, 2008, 6:14pm, Chessman wrote:
Great interview that Nov, thanks for posting it.
Roine sounds as interesting and mysterious as ever.
I too would like to see more girls in the prog music scene, either as spectators or as musicians.
(I've said this before, but I'd love to see a female Stolt, Gilmour or Hackett. Why no girl guitarists in this field?)
I see more and more girls at prog gigs. For exemple there were dozens and dozens of very nice looking young ladies there when I last saw Marillion.

A very good point about their not being a female equivalent of those guitarists. There are plenty in the pop and metal world but not in prog for some reason.


[quote]Have a safe trip back home mate; the time will soon fly if you have your ipod on with a couple of Flower Kings albums caressing your ears. wink

Thanks Carl smiley

I haven't got an iPod but I did load a few TFK tunes onto my mobile before I left. I did set one as the ring-tone of course (Church Of Your Heart) grin

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« Reply #3433 on: Oct 16th, 2008, 10:44pm »

Just spotted this review of the forth-coming Karmakanic album!!

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hi this is frist review of this alblum thanks to insideout for promo copy. This cd starts off with mass epic,called send message from the heart excellent epic..Reminds me of styx at moments,Probly the strongest song on this cd..Amazing lyrics,vocal melodies,By Edman excellent drumming by zoltan..Jonas Reingold is going in good direction this cd is reingold best totally diffrent sound..
The next song Let in hoolywood the shortest song on the cd,Is probly the heaviest song on the disc and is excellent song. With some amazing complex odd time signatures,Nother highlight of this cd way to go guys..

Next song whos boss in factory is minor epi, prolby weakest song on the cd..Lyrically it dull,music is above average but it still good song not to much to comment on this song itself..

Next song is nother fave of mine two blocks from the edge,This song has saxophone in it which makes it lil jazzzy at times..With progressiveness in it long instrumental breaks good vocals,Probly most diverse song on cd an stellar mini epic by all precautions...

The last 2 songs eternally is more soundtrack feel to the song,First part is 2 minutes of classicalish melodies 2nd part is hymn to reingold parents which i read who dies in car accident..The emotions in this song r felt an ballad song,That even grabs me as song to relax u.Think of how life is eternal at times has many twists turns in it,But yet we still go on spirtual path of our parents forefathers.

4.5 stars prog rock cd of the year for me it been in heavy roatation in my car cd player hope this review is helpful!!!



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« Reply #3434 on: Oct 17th, 2008, 02:38am »

Chessman quote "I've said this before, but I'd love to see a female Stolt, Gilmour or Hackett. Why no girl guitarists in this field?)"

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